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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A malt forward American Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, biscuit, nutty flavors, an d just a touch of smoked malt to make one think of sitting around a campfire with friends and family. Winner of “Best in Show” for the 2013 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. 13.9°


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1558) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very good brown. Medium body, lots of malt / nut flavors, smooth -- not over carbonated. Strong recommendation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark malts and heavy nutty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 080215

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (661) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Getränkefeinkost Berlin. Pour is black with little head, aroma is toffee, caramel. Taste is smoky, toffee, roast malts. Good stuff

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2015
milky malt aroma. a darker beer. a mild dark beer creamy feel to it. hides alky ok. leaves a slight bitter medicine finish. Going out on a limb I’m going to say its more like mild porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (372) - - JAN 29, 2015
Heavier on the malt and lighter on the spice than a typical brown. Flavors of coffee, cereal grains, light cocoa powder, pecans and a hint of smoke and tobacco. Very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kita (1279) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle, 0.355l. Cloudy dark brown color with thin creamy tan-like head and average carbonation in palate. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, smoke and dark fruits. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt, nuts and chocolate, follows by roasted sourness and smoky notes, mild spicy mouthfeel and mild bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Good to light up your desire for another one...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlew715 (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2015
From a bottle. Pour is hazy brown, with a one-finger beige head, leaving a little lacing. Aroma is medium roasted caramel. Taste is strong roasted caramel, with some underlying bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick, and a little sweet. Finish is a little malty with the caramel flavor still persistent. A great brown ale for a cold winter day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvp (168) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma of roasted caramel malts. Appears light transparent brown in color with a light brown head. Roasty notes with a touch of bitterness to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
(bottle) hazy ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of brown sugar, light smoked ham and barnyard, with some notes of roasted hazelnuts, milk chocolate and dark rye bread. flavour is mostly milk chocolate and brown sugar, slightly sweet, with some caramel, more dark bread and some light earth in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4372) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, chestnut colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Malty aroma has cautious hints of nuts, smoke, cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet malty, nuttily, a touch of chocolate, very cautious hints of smoke, some integrated hop bitterness. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (643) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown with some clarity letting light through, three finger beige head. Nose is dark roasted malt, roasted barley, molasses, hints of chocolate. Medium body, with lively carbonation, sweet initial hit going to a well balanced long finish. Leaves flavors of brown sugar on the palate. Well rounded brown, nice to see a decent brown that is not hop forward.


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